College Preparedness: St. Margaret's college prep program combines science, technology, engineering, art, and math to also incorporate the Rappahannock River. We call this new program S.T.R.E.A.M.
Robust River Program: St. Margaret's offers a waterfront campus along the Rappahannock River. To expand our academic and recreational uses of the river, a new outdoor classroom and dock will be constructed Summer 2022. Jump into a sailboat, conduct science labs on the beach, and explore our riverfront community by boat.
Episcopal Community: Grounded in Episcopal tenets, St. Margaret's is for girls who want to be part of a welcoming community where they can be their authentic self. Our girls live by the "Gospel of Doing" and these words from our school prayer: As we grow in age, may we grow in grace.
Competitive Athletics: We encourage our students to challenge themselves and join the team. With 13 different varsity sports and clubs including crew, volleyball, equestrian, soccer, and tennis - you'll be sure to find a team that's right for you.
Visual and Performing Arts: Perform with the choir, direct a school play, set up an easel to paint on our River Lawn, or be inspired in our ceramics studio. St. Margaret's robust arts program offers you a variety of visual and performing arts opportunities that will encourage you to explore your creativity and express yourself.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $55,800
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Margaret's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Dual College Enrollment, Honors Courses, One Schoolhouse
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$55,800 Boarding, $44,800 5-Day Boarding, $21,000 Day Tuition Financial Aid Available
Admissions Director
Christina O'Neill



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Basic Needs (Service Club), Book Club, Green Team, Honor Council, National Honor Society, Scottie Guides (Admissions), Student Government Association, Tides Staff (art journal)

Arts and Music Programs:
Treble Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Adventures

School Notes

  • For 100 years, St. Margaret's girls have belonged to a diverse community of leaders, scholars, student-athletes, and artists. At St. Margaret's School, we prepare girls for success in college and beyond by fostering a global outlook, lifelong intellectual curiosity, and promoting strong learning skills.
  • Located on the banks of Virginia's Rappahannock River, we offer a robust STEAM college preparatory curriculum and River Program that is incorporated into our academics, athletics, arts, and activities. (STREAM)
  • Guided by Episcopal tenets that promote faith, reason, and tradition, we help girls to develop their personal integrity and nurture their healthy curiosity.  
  • We offer day, five-day boarding, and seven-day boarding programs for girls in grades 812 and a postgraduate year.
  • St. Margaret's School accreditations: NAIS, VAIS, TABS, NCGS, NAES
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Margaret's School cost?

St. Margaret's School's tuition is approximately $55,800 for private students.

What sports does St. Margaret's School offer?

St. Margaret's School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Golf, Kayaking, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track. St. Margaret's School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for most sports offered.

What is St. Margaret's School's ranking?

St. Margaret's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for St. Margaret's School?

The application deadline for St. Margaret's School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Yearly Tuition: $55,800
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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